Fela’s Son, Seun Kuti Gets Grammy Nomination For His Latest Album
Another Grammy nomination has come to the Fela Kuti household, and this time it is for his young son Seun Kuti. Seun’s fourth album, “Black Times” has been nominated in the Best World Music Album category at the Grammy Awards. Seun, who is the son of Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, shared the news on his Instagram page on Friday and urged his followers to vote for him. The 61st Grammy Award is scheduled to hold in February, 2019.
“Black Times”, was released in March 2018, and debuted at number eight on the Billboard World Music Chart in the first week of its release. Seun delivered a socially conscious album backed by his father’s Egypt 80 ensemble.
The album’s second track ‘Black times’ which featured Mexican-American musician, Carlos Santana, shed light on the common problems of leadership confronting many African countries.
Martin Meissonnier, who had already produced two albums for his father, produced Seun’s 2008 debut album, ‘Many Things’.
His second studio album ‘From Africa with Fury: Rise’ was released in 2011. It was recorded in London, produced by Brian Eno, John Reynolds and Seun himself.
Seun’s brother, Femi has also bagged four Grammy nominations in the World Music Category. He got his first nomination in 2003 for the album ‘Fight to Win’. Subsequent Grammy nominations came in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
What do you think of Seun’s nomination?
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